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Inspiration4 Crew Visits Space Camp

On July 1st, 2021 the crew of Inspiration4 stopped by Aviation Challenge and Space Camp, to chat with trainees and try their hand at some of the Space Camp simulators.


The crew of Inspiration4 is the first all-civilian crew and they will be journeying to space in September 2021 aboard a SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft. The crew is comprised of 4 team members, and two of those members are Space Camp Alumni.

Jared Issacman, the benefactor and Commander of the flight attended Aviation Challenge in his youth; Chris Sembroski, the generosity seat winner on the flight was previously a Space Camp Counselor at Space Camp Florida. They will be joined by their crew mates, Dr. Sian Proctor, geoscientist and prosperity seat winner on the flight and Hayley Arceneaux, hope seat of the flight.

In addition to purchasing the seats aboard Inspiration4, benefactor Jared Issacman has committed to donating $100 million to further cancer research. This is particularly touching for “hope” seat crew mate, Hayley Arceneaux, who at 10 years old was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. Her family turned to St. Jude for her care and recovery. Now completed with her treatments, she became a Physicians Assistant and now works at St. Jude.

Trainees were delighted to hear more about their mission and ask questions about their upcoming journey. To follow their launch this September, visit


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